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The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar

62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8815
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison burger” (21 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 1,356 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great atmosphere and friendly wait staff. The food was 10/10, really made us feel welcome and will deffinitely be back

Thank Jason H
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Jason and yes hope to see you back soon

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We called in here for a mid bike ride late lunch. We managed to get a table outside in the shade which we all appreciated. We all enjoyed the food. I had the most awesome mocktail for $6. I think it was called Summertime. The...More

Thank Claire P
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Yes it's nice on the deck on a hot day uinder ther unbrellas Claire glad you enjoyed the food and the mocktail

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great service from Anna and Nicole. Amazing burger. Quick to take our order and had a minimal wait for our food. Recommend all to go here for a family meal.

Thank muridis
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Delighted you enjoyed your burger muridis they are all very popular on the menu

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tonight I had a meal with three friends. Our waiter Anna and her counterpart Sheree were extremely attentive, polite and quick with service. The meal itself was absolutely on point, every meal exceeded expectation! Best place to dine and drink in Napier.

Thank Benpobar
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Delighted you and your friends had a great night out at the Thirsty Benpobar and thanks for the great review

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great dinner at the Thirsty Whale during our night in Napier. Highlights were the crispy chicken tender entree and the lamb burger. Even better was the great service we had from Varna!

Thank Christopher H
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

All our burgers are very popular Christoper delighted you enjoyed yours and thanks for your review

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for supper our first night in the area. We were seated upstairs with the glass doors open and the sights and sounds of the wharf to be enjoyed. Our server Varna was terrific at providing awesome service with a smile. Our meal was excellent....More

Thank Zena4379
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted you enjoyed your visits Zena43798 yes it's nice upstairs in the summer with the doors open overlooking the marina

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner on our second night in the area. Packed venue with loads of chatter and people eating and drinking. Good range of beer at fairly standard NZ prices (I.e pricey for beer by UK standards). Had their “famous” seafood extravaganza; it was ok...More

Thank bphappleby
Ian C, Owner at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Yes, the venue does have loads of character as it was shipped out of the UK 15 years ago. I am a regular visitor to the UK, as my wife is English, and have yet to find a restaurant that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quick service, lovely beef burger with chips, and our waitress's Nicole and Anna were amazing! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a good feed with a nice scenery of the harbor.

Thank Jimmy W
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your beef burger Jimmy and thanks for the great review

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped by to share a seafood extravaganza for lunch and we loved it. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious.

Thank Allan B
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The seafood extravaganza is a very popular dish on the menu Allan

Reviewed 1 week ago

Last Friday, around 7 pm, my husband and I entered the Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar - it was buzzing! We looked around and couldn't see any empty tables so decided to leave. A waiter appeared at that instant and showed us to a table....More

Thank KiwiO55
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes we have been really busy lately KiwiO55 glad you enjoye byour whitebait fritters and thanks for the great review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8815
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